• Divorce without mutual agreement

Immediately after marriage within a week we got separated. I am living in France she is in india. Had lot of fight over telephone. After a year, I gone back to india and tried convince her. But I could not managed. Then I filed a divorce petition in india. I stated the reasons for divorce as follows,
1. She is not wearing mangalsutra
2. She is not wearing Toe ring
3. Frequent liquor consumption
4. Mental torture by harsh words
  As she has not attended the court proceedings, I got exparte within a year. But during the judgment she appeared and got stay order. Also filed a petition in her city court for restitution of conjugal rights with a Transfer O.P. We also filed a response for that. I appeared in that court and 3 family counselings have been given and all are failed. After that they are not starting the trial. every time asking for time. How long they can do like this?. Is there a way to make them start the trial?. Now it is almost five years since i married. How can I speed up the process? . Please advise me.
Asked 2 years ago in Family Law from Germany
Religion: Hindu
They could not to drag the matter in to uncertainty. If they try to drag the matter then file a petition before high court for speedy disposal of the case.You have to prove her acts in day to day life amount to mental cruelty. Not wearing is a managalsutra is not a cruelty in some extent, But you have to prove it with substantial evidence .Now her movement is to file maintenance petition against you ask the alimoney.
Ajay N S
Advocate, Ernakulam
2694 Answers
40 Consultations

5.0 on 5.0

1) you should oppose application for adjournments 

2) insist on payment of costs if adjournment is taken .

3) merely because wife is not wearing toe ring or mangalsutra is no ground for divorce . 

4) contested divorce , RCR cases take 5 years to be disposed of 

5) you can move HC for expediting trial if there has been no progress i n your case 

Ajay Sethi
Advocate, Mumbai
41641 Answers
2391 Consultations

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1. The trial is very slow paced and frequent adjournments are common features of the trial.
2. To expedite the trial file application in high court.
3. However before that do merge the two suits -divorce and RCR together.
Devajyoti Barman
Advocate, Kolkata
11683 Answers
146 Consultations

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1. Where in India you had filed the divorce suit and she has filed the RCR case?

2. File a petition before he High Court praying for direction upon the Court lower to expedite the divorce case within a fixed time frame,

3. Being equipped with the High Court Order, your Advocate should be able to expedite disposal of the case since 5 years is a long time even by Indian standard.
Krishna Kishore Ganguly
Advocate, Kolkata
17285 Answers
423 Consultations

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File an application under section 21B of Hindu marriage act 1955 for speedy trial.
As per section 21B there us a time limit for six month to decide the case21B Special provision relating to trial and disposal of petitions under the Act. ?
(1) The trial of a petition under this Act shall, so far as is practicable consistently with the interests of justice in respect of the trial, be continued from day to day until its conclusion unless the court finds the adjournment of the trial beyond the following day to be necessary for reasons to be recorded.
(2) Every petition under this Act shall be tried as expeditiously as possible and endeavour shall be made to conclude the trial within six months from the date of service of notice of the petition on the respondent.
(3) Every appeal under this Act shall be heard as expeditiously as possible, and endeavour shall be made to conclude the hearing within three months from the date of service of notice of appeal on the respondent.]

Feel free to call
Nadeem Qureshi
Advocate, New Delhi
4645 Answers
211 Consultations

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The trial is to start immediately after the report of the mediator if it is a negative report. You can move the High Court directly if there is delay in the commencement of trial. The HC will issue the necessary directions.
Ashish Davessar
Advocate, Jaipur
22896 Answers
620 Consultations

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Hi I think I can help you with that but first give me your details of the case on my email id. Or call on my mobile. Legal advice cannot be based on half baked facts.
Tulika Prakash
Advocate, Gurgaon
113 Answers
77 Consultations

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If they are intentionally dragging on the case endlessly and adopting dilatory tactics, you may ask your advocate to file a petition under section 151 cpc to either expedite the trial process to to decide the case without their participation in the trial proceedings. 
What about your own divorce case, what is the status of that case now?
T Kalaiselvan
Advocate, Vellore
31742 Answers
343 Consultations

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Hi, you have to file a writ petition before the Hon'ble High Court direct the trial court dispose of the matter  expeditiously as possible or with in particular period say 6 months or 8 months.  
Pradeep Bharathipura
Advocate, Bangalore
4453 Answers
200 Consultations

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you should approach the high court for expedite order. high court can direct the family court to decide this matter within 6 months or other stipulated time. then family court is bound to decide the case expeditiously. No unnecessarily  adjournments will be  granted and if court find fit to do so it may decide ex-party and impose heavy cost on other party. 
Shivendra Pratap Singh
Advocate, Lucknow
4819 Answers
77 Consultations

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